Sergeant Mikkos Leonardo Newman

Sergeant Mikkos Leonardo Newman

Lee County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, June 8, 2020

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Mikkos Leonardo Newman

Sergeant Mikkos Newman died after contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure when he responded to a call involving the discharging of a firearm into a dwelling at 1216 Raccoon Road on May 25th, 2020. He came in contact with several individuals at the scene.

Sergeant Newman had served with the Lee County Sheriff's Office for 16 years. He is survived by his four children.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge I-3

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, May 25, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19, shots fired call

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Sgt. Newman,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lee County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 8, 2021

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